Learn about our Leadership

Wayne Witmer

Wayne Witmer

President & CEO

About Wayne

Wayne joined Harman in 1990, the day after returning from his honeymoon. Married with four children, Wayne enjoys family, travel, sports, and music.

Wayne holds a business administration degree from Eastern Mennonite University and worked his way up from project management and business development to president and CEO. “Communicating with employees and clients to make sure that goals and expectations are met is very important,” says Wayne. “I work hard at making that a priority.”

Active in the industry and community, Wayne is past president of AGCVA Valley District, Has served as AGCVA state board member and has served on the Butler Building Systems national advisory council.  He is a current member of Harrisonburg Rotary Club board and the Central Valley Habitat for Humanity Board.  Faith and trust in God is what keeps him focused and inspired to lead well in all he does.

Gary McBride

Gary McBride

LEED AP BD+C, Director of Operations

About Gary

A Virginia Beach native, Gary earned both his B.S. in business administration and M.S.Ed. in administration from James Madison University. Gary is very active in the AGCVA Valley District. Since 2004, he has sat on the executive committee and is the 2009-2013 president.

The Golden Rule is Gary’s philosophy for achieving high quality projects that come in on-time and on-budget, “Treat people like I would want to be treated,” he says.

Married with two grown children and one grandson, Gary enjoys the beach, big dogs—specifically labs and golden retrievers, golf, biking, and travel. You might want to ask him about his love of Virginia Tech football though since JMU’s Dukes beat them last time they played.

Nancy Bowers

Nancy Bowers

Director of Finance

About Nancy

Prior to joining Harman in 1997, Nancy earned her accounting degree—cum laude—from Eastern Mennonite University. She also graduated from the U.S. Army Military Police Academy and from the Defense Language Institute with a focus on German.

Nancy is thankful for the five and a half years she spent in Germany—experiencing the culture to the fullest! “From my military days, I learned the importance of team work and unity within an organization and being a member of the Harman Team I am thankful that we have been blessed with a great team of talented and creative people through which great things can be accomplished.”

These days, Nancy spends time in various roles at Antioch Church of the Brethren where her husband is pastor. She also enjoys time spent with family, playing piano, and gardening.

Even after all her years at Harman, Nancy continues to learn and adapt to industry changes, trusting in God to continue blessing the work at Harman.

Travis Layman

Travis Layman

LEED AP BD+C, Director of Pre-Construction

About Travis

With a family history rich in construction, contracting, and design, Travis’s career trajectory was set pretty early in life. His official start in estimating and contracting was running Layman Brothers Yard Work with one of his brothers back in the 80s.

In talking to Travis, faith and community are two common themes. An active member at First Presbyterian Church on Court Square, Travis is quick to tell you Colossians 3:23 and John 6:27 are the two verses that guide and direct him in his daily work.

Though he briefly left Harrisonburg to earn a B.A. in business administration at Furman University, Travis returned and joined Harman in 2002. Locally, he is chair for the Rockingham County Bicycle Advisory Committee and a board member of the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition. Travis enjoys spending time with his family and likes almost any outdoor recreation or exercise, but as you might imagine, most times you’ll find him on a bike ride with family or friends.